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Oct 28, 2013 7:00pm EDT
of protests over surveillance by the u.s. national security agency. spain joins france, germany, brazil and mexico. last week, we told you that the german head of government, angela merkel, called president obama to tell him to stop listening to her cell phone. late today, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, said she is "totally opposed to spying on allies." well, no eavesdropping was required for u.s. officials to get an earful from european representatives in washington today. here's state department correspondent margaret brennan. >> reporter: members of the european parliament arrived for a closed-door meeting with house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers this morning. but the explanation they got did not satisfy germany's elmar brok who said the wiretapping of angela merkel's phone was a criminal act. >> if we have the feeling that your closest allies are spying on you, it's difficult to talk to such an ally in an open way anymore and i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism but not spying on friends
Oct 28, 2013 3:00pm EDT
to tell me the national security agency had the power to spy on whomever they pleased and may have taken advantage of that power? >> you can bet nsa surveillance will be a topic of conversation when they meet with secretary of state john kerry in the oval office. a delegation of european participate parliament officials met with mike rogers to discuss reports that the u.s. is collecting data from their citizens and spied on world leaders from 35 different countries, including the personal cell phone the german angela merkel for more than a decade. the nsa went on record to say that the president did not know about it. it makes me feel worse actually. the president has been forced to apologize not only to merkel but france's president and brazil's president. the eu is threatening to cancel pending trade talks. thanks, edward snowden, we appreciate it. let's spin. there's a lot of directions to go. one of the dynamic that's really interesting, to consider president obama's position here, i think we've all been trying to figure out where exactly he stands. he's been hawkish in some ways and
Oct 28, 2013 4:15am EDT
the national security agency puts an end to its surveillance program, where innocent people have their data swept up on constitutionally. -- unconstitutionally. i am with you for that fight and i thank you for being here, please join me in the coming weeks, months, and years in fighting for this. thank you for being here so much. [applause] >> all right, how are we feeling? how are we feeling we feel like a revolution? feel like a revolution? all right, wiretap. we have a whole lot of superstars who have been on the stage. would have been possible without you guys. and i want you guys and i want rebellious hands for those who came out here to organize. i want everyone to visualize this whole place has been sealed we have got to believe it and you know the ones with your family -- i do not care if when they tell you, i have nothing to hide. when a third-party sits down with you at a dinner table, you , wtf?be like let's arm ourselves. some videos. do a nice, romantic candlelight dinner. a third guy sits down. she is going to tell you she is pregnant. you know what i'm saying? one person can
Oct 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
more disclosures linked to the national security agency. newshour correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> in madrid the u.s. ambassador to spain james crossoes ignored shouted questions about how his meeting at the foreign ministry went. he had been summoned after the newspaper el mundo reported the nsa tracked more than 60 million phone calls in spain just from december 2012 to january 2013. meanwhile in washington members of the european parliament met with the house intelligence committee on u.s. surveillance. >> it's just about trust. for the european union to restore this trust to make sense of why the nsa surveillance was necessary, why it's so disproportionate. >> there have already been revelations that the nsa collected the phone call gait of french and german citizens and of ger pan chancellor angela merkel. over the weekend the german newspaper said merkel's phone was monitored as early as 2002. and another german paper said president obama was briefed about the effort in 2010, much earlier than previously reported. the nsa denied mr. obama was briefed that far bac
Oct 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
say this morning the president did not know until this sum they're the national security agency was reportedly monitoring up to 35 foreign leaders. european union officials are in washington to meet with white house aides and congressional leaders today. the europeans say they want guarantees of no more american surveillance. >>> american officials who survived last year's attack in benghazi and libya tell "60 minutes" they knew for months an assault was coming. the attack killed ambassador chris stephens and three other americans. lara logan spent the full year reporting last night's story. steven's deputy told lara on the night of the assault she was told early on no military backup would come. >> you have this conversation with the defense attache, ask him what military assets are on their way and he says -- >> effectively, they're not. and i for a moment -- i just felt lost. i just couldn't believe the answer. and then i made the call to the chief and told him, listen, you've got to tell those guys there may not be any help coming. >> that's a tough thing to understand. why?
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)